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EEOC files suit against hospital for reviewing applicant’s hospital records

  • Littler Mendelson
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 3 2012

Blurring the line between employer and provider may be risky business for healthcare institutions

Minnesota federal court restricts employer use of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

  • Littler Mendelson
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 20 2012

Increasingly, employers who suffer data breaches from employees are using the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) to trigger federal question jurisdiction and have the dispute heard in federal court

Fourth Circuit joins courts limiting employers' use of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to prosecute disloyal employees

  • Littler Mendelson
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 6 2012

The federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) allows an employer to bring a civil action against an employee who accesses the employer's computers "without authorization" or in a manner that "exceeds authorized access."

Fourth Circuit joins courts limiting use of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to prosecute disloyal employee

  • Littler Mendelson
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 2 2012

Although the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act is primarily a criminal statute designed to combat hacking, it allows an employer to bring a civil action against an employee who accesses the employer’s computers “without authorization” or in a manner that “exceeds authorized access”

Washington court clarifies pleading requirements for CFAA claims

  • Littler Mendelson
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 9 2012

Trade secret disputes increasingly center on an ex-employee copying trade secret information from the former employer’s computer system and using that information to benefit his or her new employer

Michigan Federal Court limits use of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to prosecute disloyal employee

  • Littler Mendelson
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 12 2012

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act prohibits (among other things) an employee from accessing an employer’s computers “without authorization” or in a manner that “exceeds authorized access.”

Ninth Circuit rules the CFAA requires proof of hacking

  • Littler Mendelson
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 19 2012

Last week, the Ninth Circuit published its long awaited en banc decision, authored by Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, in United States v. Nosal

Minnesota court narrowly interprets the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

  • Littler Mendelson
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 20 2012

Recently, a Minnesota federal district court construed the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act narrowly and dismissed an employer’s CFAA claim against three former high-level employees

New SOX decision by the U.S. Department of Labor's ARB expands whistleblower protection yet again, including protection for theft from employer's computer system

  • Littler Mendelson
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 26 2011

In the case of an employee who admitted to stealing personal identifying information of coworkers and confidential business documents from the company computer system, the Department of Labor's Administrative Review Board (ARB) held recently that: (1) theft of confidential personal and corporate information may be protected activity, depending on the circumstances surrounding the theft; (2) the Sarbanes-Oxley Act's ("SOX") anti-retaliation provision protects employees who make disclosures to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) under the IRS Whistleblower Rewards Program; and (3) an employee need not allege shareholder fraud for SOX protection to apply